Talisman Messi is always a huge advantage in tough matches like Athletico. Barcelona beat Athletico Madrid with Lionel Messi’s help. His late stunning goal ends the game 1-0 at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Sunday.
The Argentine forward lives up to his popular nicks like ’the Talisman, the Magician’. As he maneuvers the defense of Athletico, he then gives a final shot to beat Jan Oblak’s reach.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid top the league table temporarily, after Saturday 2-1 win against Alaves. But Barca’s victory put them ahead on goal difference.
“Leo has been back to his level again,” According to Barcelona’s director of institutional and sporting relations, Guillermo Amor.
He continues his praise over Leo’s magical moves leading to the winning goal. Also, for helping them overcome Athletico in the Sunday La Liga match, taking them up the league table.
The genius has nine goals in his past seven league games. The Argentinian has been in a spectacular form. If Messi is in this kind of form in a few weeks, then the title race will be sure.
However, it will be a big week for the Argentine forward. As he will likely win his sixth Ballon d’Or tomorrow.
Moreover, praises are on Barca’s goalkeeper, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen for two awesome saves in the first half. Amor also appreciates Ter Stegen for his wonderful stops to sustain the team’s victory.
”Ter Stegen has also been magnificent. We could have drawn and it would not have been a bad result. But we are very happy with the victory.” Amor appreciates Stegen.